Kentuckiana goes 'red' for women's heart health

Kentuckiana goes 'red' for women's heart health

Kentuckiana goes 'red' for women's heart health

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by Claudia Coffey

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 11:19 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Check out event happening around Kentuckiana in support of women's heart health.

Louisville Activities – Friday, February 1st

•    To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our mission, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has signed an official proclamation recognizing National Wear Red Day, and he encourages all of Louisville to wear red on Friday, February 1st in support of Women’s Heart Health.

•    The American Heart Association and Norton Heart Care will be at Oxmoor Mall in front of Macy’s on Wear Red Day from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to provide free preventative screenings while community leaders will teach attendees hands-only CPR.

“Women today focus on so many others in their lives, and can often neglect themselves and their health in the process. For this reason, Norton Heart Care is proud to partner with the American Heart Association to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in Kentuckiana women,” said Lynnie Meyer, Chief Development Officer of Norton Healthcare. “Since the Go Red For Women movement began, we have impacted tens of thousands of women in Louisville and Southern Indiana through our educational efforts and preventative screening programs, and we are committed to spreading our mission to every woman in our community.”

•    Louisville-area businesses and attractions such as Churchill Downs, the Belle of Louisville, Sam Swope Auto Group, 21C Hotel and many others will be staging events and lighting ceremonies throughout the day. For more details on these events, call 371-6040.

Be the Difference

For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together as part of the Go Red For Women movement. More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over. Heart disease is still women’s No. 1 killer – it affects more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. But the strength of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends fighting side by side is more powerful than any killer. It’s time to shout louder, stand stronger and demand change. Together, we can end heart disease. Women Go Red.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc, and locally sponsored by Norton Heart Care. For more information on National Wear Red Day or the Go Red For Women movement, visit GoRedForWomen.org.



 

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